Hurray! Waiting for hours! Problems! Snags!
As a sign-up deadline approached, Obamacare administrators heralded the long lines people endured to apply for a permitted insurance policy. The lines supposedly proved Obamacare's invulnerable popularity.
Had officials not been told about the new penalties for taxpayers who lack insurance? That millions have lost policies thanks to Obamacare and see no alternative but to wait in Obamacare lines? That sometimes people procrastinate . . . especially about doing things they dislike?
Do the persons foisting Obamacare on us not see, at least, that it reduces the alternatives of persons who don't want it?
There's a better way, and the evidence is not only historical.
Despite the accelerating decline of medical freedom, private initiatives that sweep aside bureaucratic status quos are still possible. One example is what Carmine Gallo calls "The Hospital Steve Jobs Would Have Built." This is the Walnut Hill Medical Center's reimagining of "health care and the patient experience."
The vision for the Dallas center was inspired by Gallo's book on how Apple builds customer loyalty — despite lacking power to financially penalize non-buyers of Apple products. Everything from what kind of person Walnut Hill hires and how new hires are trained to floor plans and decor is designed to make patients feel the opposite of being stuck in a veterans hospital or in an Obamacare waiting list.
What achievements and alternatives in medical care will we never see because of the choices and resources being destroyed by Obamacare?
This is Common Sense. I'm Paul Jacob.